Need Opinions on Sony DVD player

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  1. Kevin_Hu

    Kevin_Hu Auditioning

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    I am currently looking at the Sony Progressive Scan DVD player DVP-NS715P.

    1) Is this a good player? I am most likely going to be getting (soon) the Sony 51SW500 to use it on.

    2) Why should I get Progressive scan player?

    3) Is there any place that will sell it cheaper than $199?

    Thanks in advance!

    ---Kevin
     
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  3. Jamie Shimizu

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    If you can afford it, Sony just came out with the DVP755,
    Which is progressive plus is a SACD player.
    It retails for about $299
     
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    Sorry...I am new here to the home/TV audio area since the late 80's and early 90's. What is SACD? Do I need it? What does it do?

    Thanks!
     
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    SACD - Super Audio Compact Disc
    is a new music format by Sony and Phillips.
    it is a Multichanel format (5.1) and is a MUCH higher quality than standard CD's.

    You will need a Home theatre receiver with 5.1 inputs to use it though.
     
  6. Bruce Cadotte

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    i have the 715 and use it with my Sony VW-10HT projector and i must say it(the picture)has never looked better,even better then my Panny 91K Player,some people have complained about the 715 here and elsewhere and a lot of people have praised it even more so then complained about it.
     
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    I picked up one of these this past weekend and I am very pleased. We have a Panasonic 4:3 HDtv and this player has absolutely zero "jaggies". If it does have the chroma bug, it isn't very bad at all. I haven't noticed it. The picture is a little on the soft side. I will trade the softer picture for the jagged diagonals and moire effects. I am really amazed, images like an actor wearing a plaid shirt or bricks on a building are rock solid.
     
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    Bruce, saying the 'NS715P provides a better picture than the much-revered Panasonic 'RP91 is high praise, especially considering the $200 price tag attached to the 'NS715P. Sounds like a venerable bargain.
     
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    i only said it provides a better picture then my RP91K on my projector,but the 715 did not look as good on my RPTV(Toshiba 50HX81)upstairs as the 91 did,the picture was a little soft with the 715 but with the 91 it looked a lot better(sharper),
     
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    Bruce, thanks for the further information. For the record, I was not challenging you, in case it seemed that way. Rather, I found your comments said a lot for a $200 player and suggested that the 'NS715P is a bargain.
     
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    I'm trying to decide on either that sony 715 for $199 or Panasonic RP62 for $179. Which do you guys reccomend for me?
     
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    Why should someone be so surprised that depending on the circumstances, the Sony 715 yields a better picture than the RP91? The chroma bug on the Sony players is not as evident as it is on some other players. Reviews so far by owners of the 715 indicate that the chroma bug is there but hard to notice. The RP91 has great scaling, but it has always been known that its deinterlacing leaves alot to be desired. Sure, dismiss a player because it has the infamous and dreaded chroma bug, but heaven forbid we should even mention the fact that the RP91 is not perfect either.
     
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    WHAT is this "chroma bug"? I am also thinking of getting this player. It will most likely be getting a Sony Wega 27" TV to go with it, too, if that matters at all.

    How much does a new RP91 go for?
     
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    I believe the Chroma Bug is actually when there are lines or streaks in an object. Toy Story is discussed most often as a good film to see the error. Here's an excellent article on it:
    Chroma Bug
     

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